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Washburn Launches Bella-Tono Acoustic Range

by Ronnie Dungan • in
  • MMR Global
• Created: January 28, 2019

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Washburn has launched a new range of low to medium-end acoustic guitars – the Bella Tono series.

The flagship offering is the Allure SC56S, which features the new “Studio” body size, a solid Spruce top, Acacia back and side and cutaway body design for easy access to the upper frets. The soundboard is adorned with abalone for both the rosette and purfling and is bound in maple.

The ebony fingerboard continues with finishing depicting a beach island scene of a palm tree and birds of flight which are inlaid in exquisite abalone and turquoise. The solid Spruce top helps define sonic nuances throughout the entire register of the instrument and showcases Washburn’s Comfort Arm Rest. Its full 25 ½” scale length extends has a satin finished, modern “C” profile,  Mahogany neck. It comes equipped with a Barcus Berry LX4 pickup system.

The Bella Tono Novo S9, the initial offering in the Bella Tono line, features an eye-catching high gloss Charcoal-Burst Spruce top and Figured Walnut back and sides.

It has a full 25 ½” scale length Okoume neck, satin finished, with a modern “C” profile. Inlays adorn its ebony fingerboard and black and white binding of the top and back add to the look.

At first glance, the Bella Tono Vite S9V is an obvious pairing to the Novo boasting the same high gloss Charcoal-Bust Spruce top and Figured Walnut back and sides. The Vite differs in its cutaway body design, the Barcus Berry LX4 pickup system, and an exotic-wood vine inlaid ebony fingerboard. It too features the new Washburn “Studio” body design. Its full 25 ½“ scale length Okoume neck has a satin finish and modern “C” profile.

The Bella Tono Elegante S24S features a Solid Spruce top and Pau Ferro back and sides pairing and, of course, the new “Studio” body size. The soundboard is adorned with abalone for both the rosette and purfling which is further accented with a rich padauk highlight and ebony binding. The ebony fingerboard continues with abalone appointments; depicting an inlaid scene of mountains and birds of flight.

The guitar’s solid Spruce top helps define sonic nuances throughout the entire register of the instrument. Its full 25 ½“ scale length mahogany neck is satin finished, with a modern “C” profile.

Pricing

Washburn Bella Tono Novo S9 – Q2 2019 – £169 RRP inc VAT

Washburn Bella Tono Vite S9V – Q2 2019 – £219 RRP inc VAT

Washburn Bella Tono Elegante S24S – Q2 2019 – £439 RRP inc VAT

Washburn Bella Tono Allure SC56S – Q2 2019 – £489 RRP inc VAT

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